Current debate on the role of embolic protection devices

Arash Bornak, Ross Milner

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The role of embolic protection devices (EPDs) during percutaneous arterial revascularization is still debated. This article discusses the use, the limitations, and issues of the variety of EPDs in different vascular beds, with a particular focus on the lower extremity arterial interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)441-446
Number of pages6
JournalVascular and Endovascular Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Aug 2012


  • atherectomy
  • distal filter
  • embolic protection device
  • embolization
  • occlusive protection
  • percutaenous mechanical thrombectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery


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